The opening night of an exhibition gleans everything immaculate. But for an artist, days of tape measures, power tools and cleaning supplies proceed the elegance. Ann Gardner, an acclaimed artist and Seattlite who’s work will show at the Seattle Art Fair, recently installed her latest exhibition “Air Water Earth” at Winston Wächter Fine Art. Take a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Gardner’s installation process.
“It all coalesced from growing up on the Oregon Coast, looking for glass floats, swimming every day. I thought about making these pieces as an outline of breath: very light and bubble-like in a way.”
“Materials are always intriguing to me — trying to make them not what they are. You can see these little marks. When the light is right, it casts tiny bubbles all around the room.”